• Artistic DirectorYuen Siu-fai

    The Beauty and the General

    • Screenwriter
      Yip Shiu-tuck
    29. 12. 201619:30
    30. 12. 201619:30
Performance Introduction

King Liang is dying. Princess Yinping declines to support the eldest Prince Wenjian’s succession to the throne because of her love for Prince Wenjian’s younger brother, Wenyong. General Wei Gancheng fails to change her mind. Upon Shuang-e’s delivery of the King’s will to Wenyong, the Princess is persuaded by Liu Liuren to mobilize her army to support Wenyong and send people to assassin Wenjian. Wenjian is killed. General Zhao has no choice but helps Prince Wengong to flee. After Wenyong becomes the new king, he executes a large number of ministers and officials, and generously rewards Shuang-e and Xie Song. Besides, upon the excuse that she goes to the court with her sword, he punishes the Princess by breaking the vow of their marriage and taking away her army. Taking the advantage of Wenyong being drunk, Xie Song fakes an royal decree to execute the Princess. Greatly outraged, General Wei storms into the Palace and kills Xie Song. To pacify Wei and stop him from killing Shuang-e , Wenyong promises to marry him the Princess. When the Princess feels regretful for making everyone suffer, General Wei grasps the chance to persuade her to help Prince Wengong to overthrow the wicked ruler. On the way of escape, the defeated Wenyong pleads the Princess to let him go, but is objected by General Wei. Overwhelmed with shame after learning Shuang-e’s betrayal of the country, he kills both Shuang-e and himself. At last, Wengong becomes the new king with the support of the Princess.